Pumpkin / Mathanga Pachadi


250 gm ripe pumpkin / mathanga, chopped
1 big green chilli, chopped
2 cup less sour yoghurt
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil


  1. Peel and chop pumpkin into pieces.
  2. In a pan, add chopped pumpkin and green chilli and cook it adding enough water and salt till all the water dries up and gets cooked.
  3. Switch off the flame and mash it lightly with a wooden ladle. ( Don’t mash too much)..
  4. In a bowl, add yoghurt and beat well with a spoon. Add this to the cooked pumpkin and mix well.
  5. Add chilli powder over the pachadi…Don’t mix it now…
  6. Heat oil in another small pan and splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  7. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry.
  8.  Pour this seasoning ( keep little aside for garnishing) over chilli powder and add salt and sugar and mix well.
  9. Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with reserved seasoning….Serve with rice…
Recipe Source: Magic Oven

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